NHL Weekend Betting Guide

Crosby has been lighting it up.

The 2011/2012 NHL regular season enters its third month and while a good number of the 30 teams in the league continue to jockey for position in what is a marathon race to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, a few teams have been able to separate themselves from the pack. These teams have not only performed well on the ice, but have also provided an excellent return on the money line and a solid record against the puck line.

The team at the top of this list is the Detroit Red Wings. After a slow start, they have climbed to the top of the Central Division in the Western Conference with six straight wins and an 8-2 record in their last 10 games. The Red Wings are tied with Chicago with 31 points and are 15-7-1 overall. What really makes this team attractive lately is a +1506 return on the money line and a 15-8 record against the puck line.

Detroit puts it six-game winning streak on the line tonight against Buffalo as a slight 105 road underdog. These teams met twice last season with the Red Wings winning 3-2 at home in overtime and 3-2 on the road in a shootout and are now 5-1 in the last six meetings. buy dopoxetine online Detroit has averaged close to four goals a game during its current winning streak while holding its opponents to less than two goals a game. The Sabres are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games and coming off an ugly 2-1 loss to the lowly New York Islanders this past Tuesday as 159 home favorites. Stick with the Red Wings to extend their streak to seven with the win on the road.
The Pick: Detroit 3 Buffalo 1

Another team that has been lighting things up this season is the Pittsburgh Penguins. They have the best record in the Eastern Conference at 15-7-4 and the most points in the NHL with 34. They have also been a financial boon on the money line at +902 and are 14-12 against the puck line. The return of Sidney Crosby, after an extended layoff due the affects of a concussion, has provided a welcomed boost with two goals and nine assists in his first six games back. Last night, the Pens knocked-off Washington 2-1 as 113 road favorites.

This Saturday, Pittsburgh stays on the road to face a Carolina Hurricanes’ team that is now last in the Southeast Division with a four-game losing streak and just 2 wins in their last 10 games. Carolina is 8-15-4 overall with a total of 20 points. It has also been a drain on a bankroll at -1393 on the money line. Carolina actually beat the Penguins 5-3 on Nov. 12 as a 110 home underdog and should open this game as an even steeper dog given the current form of both teams. This actually presents an excellent opportunity to jump on Pittsburgh in this one as it avenges the earlier loss.
The Pick: Pittsburgh 4 Carolina 1.

The third mismatch on this weekend’s schedule pits the red-hot New York Rangers against the Lightning in Tampa Bay this Saturday. Urinary tract infection order cipro possible treatments. The Rangers are right on Pittsburgh’s tail in the Atlantic Division with four-straight wins and an 8-2 record in their last 10 games. They are 15-5-3 overall and just three points out of the lead. This has run as resulted in a +903 return on the money line and a 13-9 record against the puck line.

Tampa Bay has dropped its last two games and is 2-4 in its last six. It is now 11-11-1 on the year and six points behind Florida in the Southeast Division. To go along with the Rangers’ current form, the motivation to win this game will be high given that the Lightning have won the last four games in this series. Stick with New York all the way in this one as it extends its winning streak to five.
The Pick: New York 4 Carolina 2